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Just got my heavybag...

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by silent_circus, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. silent_circus

    silent_circus bas rutten... respect.

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    I just set it up today, and I've been hammering away at it for 15 minutes or so, just to get the feel of it.

    And, between my pinky and ring finger.. the skin is all torn up. Yes, I am wearing gloves. My wrists are also feeling some pain. I'm not complaining about the pain, but I am wondering if it is because I am doing something wrong?

    Also, can any of you guys give me advice on what to do and what not to do? (It is a hanging heavybag that swings. I also have one of the tiny ball bags that hang from the top.
     
  2. HeyHEys

    HeyHEys Purple Belt

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    DO NOT punch with the pinky and ring knukle only middle (or pointing finger) knukle... and always keep your wrists straight... but you really should take some boxing class or something or you gonna destroy your hands
     
  3. DIYWMD

    DIYWMD Banned Banned

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    Haha you dont know how to punch and buy some bag gloves you goofy man you
     
  4. b0necrusher

    b0necrusher The crusher of bones.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I think it's common for people to have problems like this when they first hit the heavy bag. I think what it all comes down to is form.
    It's best to keep a vertical fist (as in holding a drink or something) as opposed to rolling the fist over. You have to make sure you're punching with the first two knuckles primarily.
    Somebody put an interesting tip on there the other day that you might try.
    It was something along the lines of squeezing your last two fingers (pinkie and ring finger) tightly when making a fist. Let the other fingers curl in naturally, but don't squeeze them.
    Give that a try.
    Also, keep in mind if you've never hit a heavy bag before, there will be a conditioning period you'll have to go through until your body gets used to the repetitive impact.
    Let us know how it goes!
    Good luck!
     
  5. DIYWMD

    DIYWMD Banned Banned

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    :eek:
     
  6. silent_circus

    silent_circus bas rutten... respect.

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    lmao!!

    I didnt realize how bad that sounded until after you guys pointed it out. :D
     
  7. Wado Guy

    Wado Guy Orange Belt

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    What kind of gloves are you using and are you wrapping your hands ?
     
  8. silent_circus

    silent_circus bas rutten... respect.

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    I'm just using the Everlast gloves that came with the heavy bag... they are fairly thick.

    And, I am starting to wrap my wrists... although I don't know how good of a job I am doing at wrapping.
     
  9. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    get some handwraps maybe, if you're not used to the pain yet. eventually, you'll be able to go bareknuckle. i haven't seen you punch... maybe you're doing it wrong like the others said?
     
  10. OpethDrums

    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    are you wearing mma gloves? mma gloves are fun but they fuck your hands up.
     
  11. Matt Conley

    Matt Conley Amateur Fighter

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    Well if I was you, I'd do some shadow boxing so I can get my form a little better before going straight to the heavy bag...as for wrapping hands, here is a link that I found to be useful

    http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/handwraps.htm
     
  12. Richard Emling

    Richard Emling Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    ya i learned that the hard way
     
  13. beatin'stick

    beatin'stick Blue Belt

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    Yeeh, and hit lick 3/4 power for the first little while. Your body has to get used to punching. You can rupture the bursae in your wrist and you'll know what carpal tunnel feels like. The bursae is a bag that holds in the lubricating fluid around your eigh wrist bones. Without the lubrication and padding, the pain is pretty intense. Hands are not really made for hitting, so they take time to get hard. Hand wraps and good gloves are a good idea.
     

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